Why Herbal Ghee?

If you love ghee, you have smart taste buds! Not only is ghee delicious and nutritious, but that fragrant buttery oil also holds an exalted place in Ayurveda (the traditional medicine of India). Ghee has amazing benefits as a stand-alone, and its healthful qualities are amplified when prepared with herbs such as Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari,…

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How do you say ghee in different languages

Arabic: samna (سمنة), samneh Bangla: ghī (ঘী) Brazil: manteiga clarificada English: butter Oil, clarified butter, drawn butter, seafood butter French: beurre clarifié, beurre noisette (hazelnut butter, nutty butter or brown butter) German: ausgelassene butter, Butterschmalz, geklärte butter (means butter that is clear and free of animal protein) Gujrati: ghī (ઘી) Hindi: ghī (घी), desi ghee,…

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Dairy Intolerance is not a dairy allergy

Dairy intolerance can present in a wide array of annoying symptoms. Dairy intolerance should not be confused with a true allergy to dairy products. For most people who have dairy intolerance, it is simply unpleasant to consume dairy foods that trigger the annoying symptoms, but for those with true allergies, it may trigger a serious…

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Understanding Oils and Fats

Let’s start with oils- they are fats. It’s just that some are more solid than others. So, really we’ll be talking about fats in general here. It’s the amount of hydrogen saturation of the fatty acids in the oils that makes them different. So, what are the differences in these oils and fats and which…

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Ghee vs. Butter

1) Great for cooking: Ghee does not contain milk solids and it is very stable at high heat. Because of its high smoke point (~485 °F), it is considered one of the best oils for baking, sautéing and deep fat frying. When you sauté with butter, the milk solids precipitate to the bottom of the pan…

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Ghee as an Emergency Food in Times of Disaster

Ghee is one perfect food item to keep on hand to prepare for and respond to emergencies such as natural or man-made disasters. Ready.gov (a national public service campaign which encourages Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies such as natural and man-made disasters) offers suggestions on how to select appropriate food to store…

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Using Ghee for Massage

I just learned about a boy who was very weak since he was born. The new nanny started giving this boy a daily massage with pure ghee (following the Indian tradition) and within a month this boy became much healthier with a beautiful glowing skin. Ghee is considered to have anti-aging properties. It protects the…

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